l’shana tovah

rosh hashana is the jewish new year. it’s  a time to begin introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and set the intentions for the new year. this sounds like a good idea to me so i’ve already begun to celebrate and plan.

friday night my good neighbors dan & jayne invited me for shabbat dinner.  this is the second time they’ve included me for shabbat & i’m starting to get the hang of it.  good food, good prayers & fun.   monday i will celebrate rosh hashana with the enzers for more of the same. 😉

no work is permitted on rosh hashanah so i send my wishes a day early for those of my friends who follow the true tradition:  i wish you all the best health, lots of love, prosperity, wisdom and joy every single day!

Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe
asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu
Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us
l’had’lik neir shel [shabbat v’shel] yom tov (Amein)
to light the candles of the holiday – Amen.

good yom tov to all!


“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. ”
 ~ Alice Walker 

13 responses to “l’shana tovah

  1. Same to you. 🙂


  2. thanks, john!!


  3. You too!

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphonezen


  4. And a good yom tov to you, too. L’chaim.


  5. Wonderful observance!


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    I like what I’ve been reading here and I look forward to following and seeing what else you put up! Man, I miss NY after looking through some of those ‘occupy’ photos but there is a holiness here in Israel that just doesn’t compare.
    Best wishes for a healthy and happy, fulfilling new year.


    • new york will always be here (i hope!) and you can always come back for a visit or to stay – but enjoy every day in the Holy-land now. what a wonderful experience!
      a happy, healthy & prosperous new year to you, cheri!


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